McFadden-Weaver has said she sought the loan as a favor for an acquaintance who had promised to use excess proceeds to renovate a house owned by her church. Her lawyer also has suggested she didn’t understand the closing documents she signed in the fall of 2005.
I'm not suggesting that loan companies are above trotting out some nefarious language from time to time, but if you're a city councilwoman you should probably be able to read a legally binding document. I will always prefer a government of criminals over a government of the criminally stupid. The real danger is when you get both.